ONEONTA, 07/22/22 -- State Senator Peter Oberacker (R/C – Schenevus) today commented on the attack on Congressman Lee Zeldin and the fatal police shooting in Rochester:
“A sitting congressman, and candidate for governor, is publicly attacked in front of scores of witnesses and the violent offender is immediately released on his own recognizance. While miles away, two police are shot, one fatally, and another individual wounded. This is more clear-cut evidence that New York State’s criminal element is running unchecked thanks to one-party rule in Albany. It is time to end the failed bail reform experiment - to allow judges to act appropriately, help protect police on the streets, and keep the public safe.”
Senator Oberacker sponsors legislation (S.6106) to repeal the so-called bail reform law. He is co-sponsor of several other bills (S.1521, S.1523, S.6947, S.7300) to increase judicial discretion when setting bail in regard to serious offenses.